Definitions of Taxes

  1. Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.

Quotes of Taxes

  1. Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes – Melissa Bean
  2. For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes – David Broder
  3. In speech after speech on his health care plan, the President has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement? – Scott Brown
  4. Read my lips: no new taxes – George H. W. Bush
  5. Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. – Albert Camus
  6. Congress has changed the Social Security system over time, and over 20 times in the past Congress has raised taxes on Social Security in payroll taxes into the system. – Chris Chocola
  7. On issues relating to taxes you don't always speak with one voice. – Tom Daschle
  8. If Congress doesn't raise taxes you cannot get a private investment account without forgoing a portion, possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check. – Grace Napolitano
  9. People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes – Richard Neal
  10. War involves in its progress such a train of unforeseen circumstances that no human wisdom can calculate the end; it has but one thing certain, and that is to increase taxes – Thomas Paine
  11. Think what a revolution it will be if we manage to get everyone to pay their taxes – Romano Prodi
  12. Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  13. Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things. – Adam Smith
  14. That's why I'm very proud of being American. I'm proud to pay taxes I pay a lot of taxes but it sure beats the alternative. – Payne Stewart
  15. The thing generally raised on city land is taxes – Charles Dudley Warner

Usage examples for Taxes

  1. The squire objected on the ground that our taxes would be considerably increased." – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Indeed, all things considered, I am of opinion that the difference in the expense of a dinner at a restaurateur's at present, and what it was ten or eleven years ago, is not more than in the due proportion of the increased price of provisions, house- rent, and taxes – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. Before leaving the consideration of taxes the question of Free Trade must be dealt with. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins
  4. Inheritance taxes in United States; in England. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  5. Taxes were to be proposed by the Chamber of Representatives. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. Every time you pay taxes I don't pay taxes – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  7. How do you pay taxes then? – Super Man and the Bug Out by Cory Doctorow
  8. Then too she would have to pay income taxes on the profit. – Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana by Durham, Andrew Everett
  9. It was impossible to raise the Irish taxes – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  10. In my judgment both of these taxes should be part of our system of Federal taxation. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. Better tear them down to save taxes – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  12. They had to sell their houses and furniture to pay the heavy taxes and many were beaten and thrust into prison. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  13. The people everywhere refused to pay taxes – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  14. But folks stopped paying taxes and the town orders by the school committee on the treasurer were not honored; therefore, Vona gratefully took a place in the bank when Mr. Britt called her into his office one day and offered the job to her. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  15. In 1845 the taxes upon corn had caused great distress in England. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. Then he really won't let us off the taxes – William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  17. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives: It is my duty to recommend to your serious consideration those objects which by the Constitution are placed particularly within your sphere- the national debts and taxes – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. Taxes are equal to our representation. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. But the produce of these taxes was so uncertain, that both parties doubted the worth of the promise. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  20. 2. Kinds of taxes – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun

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